As they left the council, they rejoiced that they were considered worthy to suffer for the sake of the name. — Acts 5:41.
Today’s verses got me thinking. Over two thousand years later we are still fighting over who gets to claim the name of Jesus. Don’t you think God and Jesus are sitting up in heaven saying, “We didn’t see this one coming” or “They still haven’t figured it out.”
If a doctrine, organizing principle, or whatever a religion wants to call it isn’t grounded in “Love thy neighbor,” then it isn’t worthy “to suffer for the sake of the name.”